CyberPowerPC Xplorer X6-9120 Gaming Laptop Review
Xplorer X6-9120 CPU Performance
The lowest tier Intel Core i7 mobile CPU currently offered with the Xplorer X6-9120 is the Intel Core i7 3610QM. While it’s the lowest tier i7 mobile CPU offered, it’s no slouch featuring hyper-threading as well as the capability of turboing up to 3.3GHz. This should put it within reach of even the desktop based i5 3570K especially in multi-threaded applications.
SuperPi is a single threaded benchmarking tool which for our purposes simply calculates pi for us and records the time to calculate 32 million digits after the decimal point.
In terms of single threaded performance, we can see here that the i7 3610QM manages to be quite fast, beating the i5 2450M found on the Sony Vaio E series and significantly defeating the A10-4600M found on the ARCTIC MC 101.
WPrime is a multi-threaded benchmarking tool which for our purposes simply calculates pi for us and records the time to calculate 32 million digits after the decimal point.
As expected, the hyper-threaded i7 3610QM was able to dominate the charts in WPrime, even scoring slightly higher than the desktop based i5 3570K.
x264 HD Video Benchmark v5.0.1
x264 HD video benchmark tests how fast the system can encode a 1080p video into a high quality x264 video file. The most recent 5.0.1 release includes a more advanced benchmark script to better stress test newer multi-core processors.
In the first pass, the Xplorer X6-9120 managed to beat out the rest of its competitors by a fairly wide margin, lagging only behind the i5 3570K in our Ivy Bridge desktop test bench. To our surprise however, in the second pass the ARCTIC MC101′s AMD A10-4600m Trinity APU somehow managed to crush all of its Intel based competitors. I ran this benchmark several times to ensure its accuracy and sure enough, the results were all consistent. It seems like there’s some sort of optimization in the second pass, which heavily favors the A10-4600M.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition
Same story in AIDA 64 for the most part. The i7 3610QM slightly lags behind the i5 3570K with the i5 2450M and the A10-4600M following behind.
In Cinebench 11.5, the quad core i7-3610QM in the Xplorer X6-9120 again performed so well that it’s nearly on par with the i5-3770K Ivy Bridge desktop CPU. This was expected as Cinebench is multi-threaded. Those interested in purchasing this notebook to encode 3D graphics or video will find the mobile i7 3610QM an excellent processor which can provide tons of performance for the price.